Pity sex may have gotten some of us through university, but Loree Erickson, a York University PhD candidate and photographer/filmmaker, is determined that it’s not a phrase which should be associated with the disabled.
Concerned about the sexual stigmatization of people with disabilities, she’s put together an evening of film and live performance intended to open minds and shatter stereotypes about sex and disability.
Reclaiming the Gaze will feature two short films by Erickson, as well as performances by AJ Withers, Julie Devaney (My Leaky Body), and Peggy Munson (Origami Striptease).
The event is also a fundraiser for Acsexxable, being touted as Toronto’s first fully accessible sex party. Torontoist rarely gets invited to sex parties of any kind, so we’re rather intrigued by the concept.
Reclaiming the Gaze: Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m.; $10 or PWYC (tickets available at the door). Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Tallulah’s Cabaret, 11 Alexander St.